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Angelo Lekkas
Angelo Lekkas South Melbourne
Personal information
Date of Birth 29 June 1976
Position Forward
South Melbourne Hellas statistics
Years played 2006
Appearances 0
Goals 0
When Angelo Lekkas, a 180 game veteran of the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League, had chosen to retire in 2005 due the complications of a minor stroke he'd suffered in a practice match[1], heads were turned when he appeared at South Melbourne training in early 2006. Lekkas had been a boyhood fan of South Melbourne Hellas, but the ambition to play second tier soccer seemed far-fetched not so much for the cross codal aspect - Lekkas had been a junior soccer player - but because at the same time as he was training with South, he was also suing Hawthorn for being pressured to play despite his condition[2] (a matter later reputedly settled out of court).

While Lekkas never made it onto the field for South Melbourne at a senior level, he is known to have played at least one game as an overage player for the under 21s, coming on as a substitute in the final 25 minutes in a 4-0 loss against Fawkner-Whittlesea.[3]

Milestones Edit

Arrived from: Free agent / Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) 

Departed to: Retired 

Debut: None

Stats Edit

Season League Finals Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

References Edit

  1. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2005-10-26/lekkas-decides-to-hang-up-boots/2133236
  2. Ralph, John January 15 2006, 'Lekkas threatens to sue Hawks', Herald Sun
  3. http://www.smfc.com.au/fawkner-whittlesea-v-south-melbourne-fc-match-report/

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